Bottle Market 2017 incl. Amrut Masterclass (Event)

Bottle Market 2017 incl. Amrut Masterclass (Single Malt Scotch World Whisky Event Fair Bremen)

The Bottle Market in Bremen is always worth a visit! Located a mere five minutes by foot from the city’s central train station, it is super-easy to reach. And filled to the brim with the lavishly equipped tables of all kinds of indie bottlers, importers, distilleries and other spirit companies (more…)

Gonzales Byass Sherry Tasting at Christiansen’s (Event)

Gonzalez Byass Sherry Tasting at Christiansen's (Whisky Spain Bodega Credeira Hamburg Event Wine)

As a passionate drammer, sherry is certainly not unknown to me. Yet, I have to confess that most of my touchpoints with this beverage did not happen in pure form but via the “detour” of whisky. For whatever reason, I have rarely ever poured myself a sherry on its own so far. (more…)

BorderShop Whisky Festival 2017 incl. Highland Park & Macallan masterclass (Event)

Whisky & Festival 2017 incl. Highland Park & Macallan Masterclass (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Highlands Viking Sherry Cask Event)

Taking place bi-annually at the gargantuan BorderShop in Puttgarden on the peninsula of Fehmarn, Scandlines’ Whisky & Festival is easily one of my favorite drink and spirit fairs out there. The location is mindboggling, the atmosphere is fantastic and the prices are unbelievable (more…)

BarleyMania wins Whisky Südholstein Cup 2017 (News)

Whisky Südholstein WSH Cup 2017 (BarleyMania Winner Blind Tasting Scotch Single Malt Competition)

Today, Northern German spirits mailorder Whisky Südholstein announced the final results of this year’s WSH Cup, a blind tasting competition open for all whisky fans looking for a fun but also pretty tough challenge. For the registration fee of EUR 40, each team received a set (more…)

Kilchoman VIP Tasting by Vibrant Stills and Hansemalt (Event)

Kilchoman VIP Tasting by Vibrant Stills and Hansemalt (Peated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Event)

A few days ago Norbert Meyer-Sand, the owner of a very cool online mailorder called Whisky Experience, invited me to accompany him to a VIP tasting with Kilchoman’s maltman Jamie Muir. Organized by Corinna Schwarz and Adam Dittrich of the distillery’s German importer (more…)

Ledaig “Herb Smoked Treacle” by SMWS (Review)

Ledaig "Smoked Herb Treacle" by SMWS (Single Cask Strength Islands Mull Tasting Notes)

Lately, I have been listening to British indie pop band Art Brut’s great album “It’s a bit complicated” a lot. Art Brut have always been one of my favourite bands and I even named my cat after their lead singer Eddie Argos. My favourite track on this album is called “Direct Hit”. (more…)

BBQ, Boilermaker & Bowery with ÜberQuell & Bulleit (Event)

Here in Hamburg, a boilermaker is called a “Herrengedeck”. You can order it in every bar or tavern, no matter how run-down the place or how small their assortment. When you ask for it, you will normally receive a bottle of Holsten or Astra and a shot of hard liquor. (more…)

Tobermory and Ledaig Tasting at Christiansen’s (Event)

Tobermory and Ledaig Tasting at Christiansen's (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Isle of Mull Peated Rarity Event)

Considering how good they are at throwing memorable parties and giving people an amazing time, it does not really come as a surprise that the team of Christiansen’s in Hamburg hauled out the big guns to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their amazing whisky and cocktail bar. (more…)

The Gauldrons by Remarkable Malts (Review)

The Gauldrons by Remarkable Malts (Blended Campbeltown Small Batch Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes)

Happy Halloween, all ye boozy beasts and well-oiled witches! Today I would like to introduce you to the sixth addition of Douglas Laing’s celebrated Remarkable Regional Malts range called The Cauldrons. If you have visited our blog before, you might already have stumbled (more…)